Are you attending South by Southwest this year? We couldn’t make the trek to Austin, but we want to see your pictures. Send us your selfies, your crowd shots and photos with your Lone Star beers and double tallboys. We’ll run the photos this week or next.

Today, our lead story looks at Ticketmaster’s new Verified Fan platform. Dave spoke with Ticketmaster CEO Jared Smith about the initiative to get more tickets into the hands of fans and will be working on a bigger piece on the technology for Billboard. We’ve also got a Five Shows article with Metropolitan Entertainment’s Ian Noble and an interesting profile on Keith Wortman, who is expanding his Blackbird Presents series with new festivals and tours.

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Founder & Executive Editor at Amplify Media
Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
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